Jump to content

Hockeymom1960's Photo


Member Since 29 May 2007
Offline Last Active Today, 05:53 AM

#2533070 Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

Posted by King Crane on Yesterday, 11:25 AM

When he crashes the net



#2533049 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by kipwinger on 26 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

I'm going to laugh and laugh and laugh if Tatar signs a more "team friendly" deal than Dekeyser.  Everybody is overly worried about Tatar, but the local guy isn't signed either.  What if he's the one with the "ego problem" or whatever else is being suggested  about Tatar?  People act like Tatar is some kind of bad seed because he's trying to get the best deal he can.  But clearly Dekeyser is doing the same thing and everyone is mum. 


Truth is, neither are currently signed because their value is really hard to determine.  They've both played better than your average rookie but don't have a track record.  As such, it's hard for both management, and their agents, to figure out what their proper value is.  So it takes time. 

#2533034 Winter is coming..

Posted by FireCaptain on 26 July 2014 - 12:55 AM

Keep warm with your new sweater.





#2533021 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by Z Winged Dangler on 25 July 2014 - 06:58 PM


If you look at my line-up (which was done in a pretty light-hearted fashion by the way) it's clear that I was looking 3-4 years down the road. By then, Ericsson's deal will be up and he'll be passed over for younger/better players. And Helm? Let's just just say, with his injury history,  I'll be surprised if he can still walk in 3-4 years

In 3-4 years, Helm will be skating circles around a pile of crows for LGW to feast upon ;)


I hope he plays 82 games next season and everyone forgets the past 2 years.

#2533038 Winter is coming..

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 July 2014 - 05:13 AM

These would be amazing...

If they didn't actually expect people to spend that much money on them.

#2532997 Ferraro re-signed: 1-year $550K (2-way)

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

My bet is he gets waived, clears and spends another year down in Grand Rapids. I'm really hoping Callahan sticks as the 14th forward and gets in some games...

#2532995 Ferraro re-signed: 1-year $550K (2-way)

Posted by rick zombo on 25 July 2014 - 10:43 AM

Worth it's own thread perhaps, but mostly a "meh" signing?


The price is right: 1 year, 2 way, 550k.



#2532945 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 July 2014 - 12:39 PM

Zombo, there is nothing wrong with being disappointed in Holland.  I simply said Booth was a hometown kid, more than likely gave Holland a call because most hometown kids do dream of playing for their childhood team.  But Holland is happy with his team and won't do another thing until he signs Alfie.


BTW David Friggin Booth is tons better than Dan s***stain Cleary.  Booth has proven to have chemistry with Weiss and that kind of chemistry is valuable around this league.  I was not saying that Booth was going to be the savior of this team, but I'd rather have Booth and 30-40 points at $1.1M than Cleary and his 10 games at $2.75M and probably 0-5 points.  Just saying.  And btw, where in my post did I say Holland is a bad GM? So, when you decide to comment on someone's quote, make sure you are quoting the correct post.

#2532942 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 24 July 2014 - 11:47 AM

Comments like these make me want to cancel my subscription to LGWs.
Holland is now all of a sudden a bad GM because he didn't sign David friggin Booth?

No that is not what I am saying. It's because he makes promises to washed up players like cleary and signs Quincey for over four mill per he could have signed another comparable left handed defensemen about 1.5 mill per. He tends to get bent over the barrel more than most GM's in the NHL. He is overly cautious and then when he realizes he has come up empty handed he makes a quick fix trade or signing that doesn't really help the team.

#2532936 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by LeftWinger on 24 July 2014 - 11:19 AM

:lol: Cleary is making more than Booth too? Hey Holland, Booth is a local kid, has some chemistry with Weiss, he just signed for $1.1M... I am just baffled. Baffled.  Why the hell wouldn't Holland give Booth a 1 year try?  All these guys that are getting bought out are signing 1 year deals for the cheap to earn the next big deal.  You have to figure Booth's camp called Holland.  Holland could have had him for pennies, now when he is a UFA next season, he will get a huge raise...He obviously didn't go to TO to win a Cup next year (like Heatley is trying to do and Richards as well.)  He was looking for a job to earn a fatter paycheck next season and Holland isn't even answering phone calls he is happy with his team and waiting to sign Alfie. I get more and more mad everyday watching quality (not high end, but quality) talent go elsewhere for less money than Cleary and #KFQ signed for...and ALL better than Cleary and #KFQ...


Sorry guys, its just so hard not to get frustrated and confused...

#2532978 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by rick zombo on 24 July 2014 - 11:31 PM

Kind of hard to do. This roster won't win a cup. It'll involve FA and/or trades. But people need to be added.


Growth from within?


Something I've been thinking about:


Let's say we do, in fact, win the Cup within the next three or four years (i.e. while we still have Datsyuk). What does that roster look like, realistically?


This is fun to think about:


Nyquist - Datsyuk - Mantha

Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco

Zetterberg - Larkin - Abdlekader

Athanasiou - Nastasiuk - Bertuzzi


McKee :lol:  Pulkinnen


Kronwall - DeKeyser

Ouellet - Sproul

Smith - Marchenko






Lot’s of character in that forward group. Not sure if Pavel can still pivot on the first line. 


P.S. Mrazek wins the Conn Smyth

#2532508 Babcock Interview on 105.1 this morning

Posted by Dabura on 18 July 2014 - 05:42 PM

I'd put Mike Babcock at #1 and Darryl Sutter at #2 and "Coach Q" at #170. All Babcock does is achieve, Sutter is a mad genius, and Q has a mustache.

#2532847 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Seraph on 22 July 2014 - 11:32 PM

I'm moving down in August. Is that Iodent you're in?

I'm in Kales. Great area to live. Great restaurants and events. Wonderful biking city. My buddies and I walk next door and scalp Tigers tickets for cheap halfway through games. Sure, there are a bunch of empty buildings around, and that is by no means a great thing, but I feel the people here embrace it as the city's aesthetic and character. It's part of the whole package.

I think the plans for construction will really attract further life down here once people realize how convenient and fun the area around the statiums is.

#2532736 Dekeyser/Tatar status update

Posted by Vladinator16 on 21 July 2014 - 05:58 PM

Someone please resurrect the "player formerly known as Steve" post, I beg you. One of my all time faves.


You mean this one? 




It looks like Yellow Mustard is going to miss some time after catching that elbow last night against the Sabres. Its really bad timing too, because our defense already thin with Big Poppa out with a concussion and Bandit serving his 5 game suspension. I would say this forces us to call up someone from GR, most likely Billy the Kid or The Player Formerly Known As Steve. We might be in trouble on the back end until we get some regulars back, since this leaves the Boogeyman as our #1 defenseman. And you know what that means!!!!


Boogeyman - Hot Topic

Heebie Jeebies - Dances with Wolves

My Little Pony - Agent Orange

~&~ (The Player Formerly Known As Steve)  "

#2532754 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Seraph on 21 July 2014 - 10:42 PM

I've noticed it's the people in the suburbs who are usually pessimistic about downtown. I've been living here the past two years and it has been a blast. No one here is "waiting for a revival." It's already pretty awesome. I have no doubt these plans will make it better.


Here is the view from my apartment and you can see the lots along Woodward where the stadium will stand. You can see the FOX theater sign for a point of reference. I'll post more pictures once they start construction.